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How Many Cats Did Austin Save Last Year?
By the numbers, shelter and animal advocate efforts show significant progress
"...What should the City Council – and Austin­ites generally – believe about the animal shelter and the..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Austin's Animal Partnership Model: Get Engaged
Spotlighting a handful of the nearly 100 local organizations working together to save Austin's animals
"...A mantra reiterated by city staff and animal welfare partnership officials, again and again, is that there's..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Stop Horrendous Acts of Animal Cruelty
"...like to inform the public that a horrendous act of animal cruelty is happening on the upper decks of..."

July 21, 2004 Postmarks

Animal Friendly
"...Cat Fix,” News, March 25]. I publish a list of area veterinarians who do offer low cost spay/neuter –..."

April 5, 2005 Postmarks

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Entering 2021 in a "State of Emergency": Last week Austin Public Health announced Austin-Travis County..."

Jan. 1, 2021 News Feature

Death Takes No Holiday
Mourning two Austin players.
"...week saw two very unexpected deaths from opposite ends of the local musical spectrum and they’ve provoked myriad thoughts...."

Oct. 1, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

What Happened to the No-Kill Millennium?
Austin's plan to end wholesale euthanasia at Town Lake shelter remains a distant dream
"...weighs about a pound; its veins are the size of vermicelli. So if you're administering a lethal dose of..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Public Notice: Get Your Meeting On
A roundup of civic events to start the year off right
"...It's been a long, long couple of weeks. Family, holidays, travel, marathon football (and fútbol), sniffles,..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Snipped Funds Mean Unsnipped Animals
Money from 'Animal Friendly' license plates goes unawarded
"...owner Wayne Branham. The two waited for a couple of hours in the back of Branham's pickup at the..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week "Well, to quote the great Simpsons –..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Feature

Services
"...with issues: agoraphobia, a submissive pee-er who bites out of fear. Another local trainer repeatedly suggested euthanizing our pretty..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Naked City
As more and more people have abandoned Austin, the feral cat population has soared.
"...Austin's population boom -- and more recently, bust -- has..."

June 29, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Not Quite No-Kill -- Yet
As the Town Lake Animal Center nears the target date to complete its No-Kill Millennium plan, launched in 1997, most observers agree the situation has improved. Chances of meeting its goals, though, remain slim.
"...litters begin looking less cute, and more bothersome. Many of the newborns -- and hundreds of adults -- get..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

After a Fashion
Stephen has already tried burning it at both ends, so that's not it ...
"...disturbing, you may want to turn the page instead of reading it. This issue, frightening as it is, must..."

March 6, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

City Searches for a Feral Cat Fix
Volunteers fight market forces and nature to control stray population
"...cats live in the abandoned auto shop just north of Austin's city limits, and Sheila Smith knows them all..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Food-o-File
My fondness for community cookbooks is well known, and I've just received two that I can recommend for holiday gift-giving; plus, holiday tamales!
"...two that I can recommend for holiday gift-giving. Both of these local recipe collections are designed to raise funds..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Culture Flash!
Free tips on auditioning for musicals, and animals are artists, too
"...isn't just for humans anymore. Turns out a number of our four-footed companions have a gift for making art,..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Naked City
Low-cost spay / neuter clinic moves into new S.E. Austin digs
"...Tucked behind the Southeast Austin complex that once housed the Texas School for the..."

May 6, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Letter to the editor of The Austin Chronicle, The Austin Police Department is very..."

July 23, 2004 Column

Desert Dogs
"...Directed by: Julia Hilder. The premiere of this new documentary about the efforts of the Navajo..."

Oct. 4, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Still Seeking No-Kill Solutions
San Francisco consultant offers advice on reducing animal shelter euthanasias
"...(Nov. 18)? That was soooo cool. But a coalition of Austin animal groups want to make sure we never..."

March 17, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Run for Shelter
City takes first significant step toward relocating Town Lake Animal Center
"...first major step toward relocating the decaying Town Lake Animal Center from West Cesar Chavez (on Town Lake) to..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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Our readers talk back.
"...I was shocked and disgusted by the cover of the Chronicle this week ["What Happened to the No-Kill..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Column

Public Notice
This week, our sassy public service column "Public Notice" goes to the dogs.
"...Ahhhh, to revel in the languorous lull of all-day naps and attentive head skritches by beloved masters...."

April 13, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

How They're Doing It
On the road to no-kill
"..."I definitely believe progress is being made. Of course, I would like it to be faster. Wouldn't..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Time For A Spay/Neuter Ordinance
"...in hearing Troy Walters explain to the volunteers why Animal Services hasn't even asked the city to look into..."

Oct. 9, 2012 Postmarks

More Shelter No. 11
"...to do the same. 2) Make a donation to Animal Trustees of Austin, EmanciPet, Town Lake, or any of..."

Dec. 1, 2005 Postmarks

After a Fashion
It was a "Mighty Real" period in at least one young man's life: Oh, those heady disco nights! Oh, the power! The Passion! The psychedelics! Oh, it's all within reach through the grace of MP3s! Oh, I should have saved them!
"...a fashion show using just the average Joe instead of real models can be a dicey proposition. The success..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...about the proposed Stratus development settlement (in "Page Two" of the July 26 issue), you seem to suggest that..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Column

Shopping
"...for you, Rex will outfit you in vintage fantasies of laces and satins, and the walk down the aisle..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

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